Angela Squires

Angela is a happy wife to Travis and blessed mom of four beautiful children--Abel, Amariah, and fraternal twins Isabel and Elliana. She embraces her full-time job as Mom and is now in her sixth year of homeschooling her children. Angela has a passion for the written word--both reading it and expressing herself through it--and deeply enjoys writing at both Eternal Outlook [with Angela] and Des Moines Moms Blog. Angela has a heart for a healthy family life and enjoys doing what it takes to create one. Her goal in life is to live in a way that glorifies God, growing in her relationship with Him and impacting others for Him.

My Husband Doesn’t Buy Me Flowers

My husband doesn’t buy me flowers, and I don’t want them anyway. He loves me, he loves me not... oh, how he loves me. The kind of love he delivers me isn’t a 1-800-FLOWERS type of thing....

Expecting Twins: What You Need (and What You Don’t Need Two Of)

  Preparing for a baby is expensive. Expecting twins? Twice as expensive - IF you buy two of everything. Fortunately, you don't need to. My twins, my "babies," just turned five, so I'm getting a little...
Pros and Cons of Homeschooling | Des Moines Moms Blog

Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

I guess I’m kind of a veteran now. Finishing, what, my seventh year of homeschooling? My kids have never known anything different. We made the decision to homeschool when our oldest was four. Intimidating...
Puppy Love: How Getting a Dog Changed My Family (and Me) | Des Moines Moms Blog

Puppy Love: How Getting a Dog Changed My Family (and Me)

“Hey, can you guys pray for me? My heart seems to be softening toward getting a dog.” The confession came with humility. For years, I’d been saying an absolute no. No to the hair on...
Finding Significance in the small | Des Moines Moms Blog

I’m Not Great: Finding Significance in the Small

It always happens in the most mundane of moments. I'm in the middle of doing something that feels like "nothing," and BAM. The bigger-than-life question in an instant consumes me: What am I here for? What am I...
Holiday Giving Opportunities in Des Moines | Des Moines Moms Blog

Holiday Giving Opportunities in Des Moines 2016

This time of year, as we compile Christmas lists and shop for those we love, I’m reminded more than ever that my giving ought to be to more than just my own—that there is...

Direct Sales and the Products I Can’t Go Without

Direct sales doesn’t always have the best reputation. Maybe it’s due to that one “annoying” consultant or to wrong associations with pyramid schemes. Or maybe it’s because of a misplaced assumption that direct selling...
Margin: The Space Where You Live (or Die) | Des Moines Moms Blog

Margin: The Space Where You Live… or Die

Busyness. It creeps up on you so gradually you don’t even know. It starts with an extra commitment here, another fun pursuit there, and next thing you know, your schedule is so full, your...
To the Mama with Her Hands Full: I See You | Des Moines Moms Blog

To the Mama with Her Hands Full: I See You

To the Mama with Her Hands Full, I’ve been seeing you around town a lot lately, almost everywhere I go. You’ve always been there, I’m sure. In fact, for a long time, I was you....
4 Ways to Feel Better about Your Legs This Summer | Des Moines Moms Blog

4 Ways to Feel Better about Your Legs This Summer

My favorite thing about summer? SHORTS WEATHER! My least favorite thing about summer? Shorts weather.... Ugh. Anyone else feel less than lovely about her legs as soon as the shorts go on? Maybe it’s my body type or...